Books to Celebrate Flag Day

Fling out the flag. Let us hope that this splendid banner will give us a higher ideal of national character; an ideal that will exclude the jingo, the bully and the public charlatan, and an ideal that will dedicate the national conscience to a still deeper love of country, to a more reverent regard for its institutions, to a higher civilization and to peace, yea, to eternal peace among the nations of the earth. This flag means that or it means nothing. Excerpt from "Old Glory", Anonymous, 1912

We've picked out some of the best Flag Day books for kids of all ages.  The D'Aulaires' picture book or Peter Spier's picture book with lyrics of the U.S. National Anthem are great for the youngest children. Mr. Key's Song is also a fun choice for young children and Betsy Ross and the Flag will appeal to older kids. Most are great to read with the whole family. Whether you know a lot about Flag day or are just learning, here are some books your kids will love.  

Betsy Ross and the Flag
The Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew
Blue Sky White Stars
Flag Day
Flags of American History
Flags Over America
Mr. Key's Song: The Star Spangled Banner
The Star Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Story of Old Glory
The Story of Our Flag
The Story of Our Flag
The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
Your Flag and Mine